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2015 Staking Claim Chardonnay

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Appellation: Chehalem Mountains AVA (Oregon)

By: Adelsheim Vineyard

In: Newberg, OR

750mL / 13.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is a perfectly crafted Chardonnay from Oregon's Chehalem Mountains AVA. Notes of lemon curd and white flowers lead the way, but there are some nice complex layers of minerality, spice, and a hint of fresh baked brioche. This wine is satisfyingly rich and weighty on the palate and balanced with a bright character that will keep you coming back for more. This inaugural vintage of Adelsheim's "Staking Claim" Chardonnay is a real winner. Aged for 10-16 months in 21% new French oak. LIVE certified sustainable. 737 cases produced. 92pts from Vinous.

What We Love

  • Critically acclaimed
  • Rich and weighty, yet balanced

This Chardonnay exemplifies the potential of the varietal in Oregon's Willamette Valley AVA.


“The idea that we would plant a grape variety that no one knew well in a place that nobody had ever heard of was not only remarkably naïve, it was a remarkable leap of faith.” - David Adelsheim, Founder


Adelsheim (pronounced Addels-Heim) was founded in 1971 by David and Ginny Adelsheim with one pursuit: to create world-class wines in the undiscovered wine region that would later become Chehalem Mountains AVA, a venerable subregion of Oregon's famous Willamette Valley. One of the original, most influential, and most important producers of the region, Adelsheim has a long track record of producing some of the finest Burgundian-style Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays produced domestically. We're very proud to add some of their most exclusive wines to our portfolio.

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